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Alaska Shrimp

5 different types of Alaska shrimp - displayed largest to smallest

Alaska's glacier-fed waters are home to 5 different types of shrimp.

Spot prawns or "spots" as they are locally known, are the largest shrimp in Alaska, and most sought-after. Spots have a pure, sweet flavor, and firm "meaty" texture. Spot prawns are characterized by 4 bright-white spots on their tails, which are believed to confuse predators. Spots are caught using shrimp pots.

Sidestripe shrimp are generally considered to have the sweetest flavor of all Alaska shrimp, and a very delicate texture. Interestingly, sidestripes are a vegetarian shrimp. They are caught using trawlers.

Coonstripe shrimp are one of the "best-kept-secrets" of Alaska seafood. Coonstripes are sweet, firm, and bursting-with-flavor. They are also quite hard to come by. Unlike other types of Alaska shrimp, coonstripes have eggs that are a striking blue-turquoise color. Coonstripes are caught using shrimp pots.

Northern pink shrimp are not just native to Alaskan waters; they can also be found in cold parts of the North Atlantic and North Pacific oceans. Pink shrimp fisheries have existed for many years, and pink shrimp have been an important food source for humans for many years. Northern pink shrimp are typically sold cooked, peeled & frozen. Pink shrimp are caught in a trawl-based fishery.

Humpy shrimp are the smallest of Alaska's shrimp. They are typically caught as bycatch (incidental catch) to targeted pink shrimp fishing. They are typically sold as 'cocktail' or 'salad shrimp' meat.

Like most cold water shrimp, Alaska shrimp are both sweet, and very clean & pure. They do not need to be deveined - which helps to make them easy-to-prepare.

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  1. Medium Alaska Sidestripe Shrimp

    Medium Alaska Sidestripe Shrimp

    • The sweetest of ALL shrimp!
    • Perfect for gourmet shrimp cocktails.
    • 30 to 40 per pound.

    From Alaska's icy, pure waters in Prince William Sound, these medium-sized shrimp are known for their exceptional sweet flavor... MORE INFO

    $26.95 lb

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  2. Alaska Large Spot Shrimp

    Alaska Large Spot Shrimp

    • Wild-caught in clear, icy waters.
    • Exceptional pure, sweet flavor.
    • 20-30 per pound.

    Renowned for their sweet flavor, spot prawns (also know as 'spot shrimp') have a pure, almost 'sugary' flavor that connoisseurs... MORE INFO

    $36.95 lb

  3. Alaska Jumbo Spot Prawns

    Alaska Jumbo Spot Prawns

    • Premium, jumbo Alaska prawns.
    • Pure, sweet flavor.
    • 12 -16 prawns per pound.

    Alaskan jumbo spot prawns are some of the largest, and most sought-after shrimp in all of Alaska. Caught in icy, glacier-fed waters, these... MORE INFO

    $49.95 lb

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